The Strength House Podcast
Episode 62 - David Mann

Episode 62 - David Mann

July 5, 2020

On this episode of The Strength House Podcast, we have Vrije University Amsterdam professor David Mann, a world-renowned vision and perception expert. With a Bachelor's degree in optometry and a PhD in health and sports science, David has a unique perspective on the role of eye movement and perception in sports performance. We talk about:

  • Visual strategies for baseball and softball players
  • On-deck circle routines to prepare for your next at-bat
  • Practical ways for athletes to improve vision
  • And much more!

Show Notes

David's Twitter: @david_l_mann

David's Research: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=k0IpVc0AAAAJ&hl=en

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Episode 61 - John Kiely

Episode 61 - John Kiely

June 20, 2020

On this episode of The Strength House Podcast, we have special guest John Kiely. A senior lecturer at the University of Lancashire, John is one of the world's foremost experts in motor learning and coordination. His extensive work with rugby and combat athletes, as well as his research on periodization and planning of training, gives him a unique perspective on how to balance the art and science of coaching.

We chat with John about:

  • The definition of coordination and what it means for coaches
  • How to identify weaknesses in an athlete and adjust their training
  • How to intelligently develop an athlete's physical and mental toughness
  • The importance of getting athletes to believe in their training
  • And much more

Show Notes

John's Twitter: @simplysportssci

Understanding Stress and Adaptation (via HMMR Media)

How Do You Feel? An Interoceptive Moment with Your Neurobiological Self by Bud Craig

Periodization Theory: Confronting an Inconvenient Truth

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Episode 60 - Bart Hanegraaff

Episode 60 - Bart Hanegraaff

May 29, 2020

On this episode of The Strength House Podcast, Coach Nancy and Coach Greg sit down with motor learning and skill acquisition expert Bart Hanegraaff. Bart is the hitting coach for the Dutch baseball and softball nation teams, and after Greg saw him present at the Florida Baseball Ranch in 2019, we knew we had to have him on the podcast.

We chat with Bart about:

  • The importance of understanding attractors and fluctators
  • How Bart uses a constraints-led approach to help his hitters succeed
  • When and how to use blocked practice versus random practice
  • And much more

Show Notes

Bart's Twitter: @BartHanegraaff

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Episode 59 - Elena Bowman

Episode 59 - Elena Bowman

May 15, 2020

On this episode of The Strength House Podcast, we have special guest Elena Bowman, the Director of Softball Operations for HitTrax. A four-year standout player at Manhattan College, El specializes in helping softball programs utilize technology to improve their results. We talk about:

  • How technology can facilitate learning
  • Types of feedback and the science behind the effectiveness of each one
  • Using game-like environments to create high action fidelity for better results
  • And much more!

Show Notes

El's Instagram: @el_bow55

EBX Softball Instagram: @ebx_softball

HitTrax website: https://www.hittrax.com/

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Episode 58 - Justin Kompf

Episode 58 - Justin Kompf

May 8, 2020

On this episode of The Strength House Podcast, we have special guest Justin Kompf. Justin is a trainer at CLIENTEL3 in Boston and a PhD candidate in Exercise and Health Sciences at UMass Boston. Just like Coach Nancy, Justin also hails from SUNY Cortland where he got his undergrad degree and worked as a strength and conditioning coach.

We talk about:

  • Discriminative stimuli and how they can help with weight loss
  • Brian Wansink's book, Mindless Eating
  • The role of social networks in our ability to reach our fitness goals
  • Self determination theory
  • And much more!

Show Notes

Justin's website:http://justinmkompf.com/

Justin's Instagram: @justinkompf

Scout the Dog's Instagram: @scoutthecockah

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Episode 57 - Rachel Balkovec

Episode 57 - Rachel Balkovec

May 1, 2020

On this episode of The Strength House Podcast, we have special guest Rachel Balkovec, hitting coach for the New York Yankees. Rachel is the first woman to become a full-time hitting coach for a Major League Baseball organization and is a leading expert in skill acquisition and motor skill development. She has worked with the Dutch national baseball and softball programs, and coupled with her fellowship at Driveline Baseball and her strength and conditioning experience, Rachel understands the importance of helping athletes develop skills quickly and efficiently. 

We talk about:

  • Coaching with a constraints-led approach
  • Fostering a motivating environment during training and practice
  • Teaching athletes how to fail productively
  • And much more!

Show Notes

Rachel's website: https://www.rachelbalkovec.com/

Rachel's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rachel.balkovec/

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Episode 56 - No Turkeys with Jamie Smith and Will Crozier

Episode 56 - No Turkeys with Jamie Smith and Will Crozier

October 8, 2019

On this episode of The Strength House Podcast, we have two incredibly special guests who travelled all the way from Australia: founder and owner of Melbourne Strength Culture, Jamie Smith, and the strongest powerlifter we’ve ever had the pleasure of working with, the reigning 110kg Pro Raw champion, Will Crozier. The amount of knowledge, strength and muscle mass that ended up in one room for this show is downright staggering. We talk about:

  • Strategies for keeping powerlifters healthy
  • What Jamie and Will have learned about building brick-and-mortar AND online businesses
  • How to build a culture that helps athletes become more successful in and out of the gym
  • And much more!

Show Notes

Jamie's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/j.smith.culture/

Melbourne Strength Culture: Website | Instagram

Will's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wcroz/

Nexus Performance: Website | Instagram

Zac Cupples Human Matrix Seminar: https://zaccupples.com/seminars/

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Episode 55 - Seeing the Bigger Picture with Pat Davidson

Episode 55 - Seeing the Bigger Picture with Pat Davidson

September 12, 2019

On this episode of The Strength House Podcast, Greg and Nancy chat with the genius of all things strength and savagery, Dr. Pat Davidson. They talk about:

  • Taking a global perspective to managing the pains of powerlifting
  • Categorizing movement concepts
  • Using exercise variations with a clear intent
  • Appreciating the intensity of exercises in order to have transfer to powerlifting
  • And much more!

Show Notes

Video: Managing Your Powerlifting Pains w/ Pat Davidson and Sean Noriega

Pat's Seminar Schedule: https://www.drpatdavidson.com/speaking/

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Episode 54 - Tex McQuilkin and Luke Summers of Power Athlete HQ

Episode 54 - Tex McQuilkin and Luke Summers of Power Athlete HQ

September 3, 2019

On this episode of The Strength House Podcast, we have special guests Tex McQuilkin and Luke Summers of Power Athlete HQ. We had a great off-the-cuff discussion about how to best to motivate and lead athletes and how to approach clients who don’t seem to be giving their best effort on a given day.

Show Notes

Power Athlete HQ website

Power Athlete HQ Instagram

Power Athlete HQ 2019 Symposium

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Episode 53 - Listener Q&A

Episode 53 - Listener Q&A

August 6, 2019

On this episode of The Strength House Podcast, we’re answering YOUR questions in another Listener Q&A. We talk about the best advice we’ve ever received, how to incorporate power training for non-athletes, bench press asymmetries, on-boarding new clients and much more.

Show Notes

Optimizing the Big 3 Seminar on Sunday, August 25, 2019 - click here for more details

Brené Brown: The Gifts of Imperfection

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